Memorial Day news
“We’re an amazing country with our freedoms,” DeKalb resident Dawn Harper said during the city's Memorial Day parade. “We take it for granted way too much." Events abounded in DeKalb County Monday to pay tributes to fallen service people.
Michael Creasey, a teacher at Richland School in Crest Hill, has played taps at Crest Hill's annual Memorial Day ceremony for more than 20 years.
Dixon held their annual Memorial day recognition Monday, May 29, 2023 starting along the riverfront before parading to Oakwood cemetery.
Polo residents recognized Memorial Day on May 29, 2023, with a parade that started on East Mason Street and ended at Fairmount Cemetery, located just north of the city. A ceremony hosted by members of Patrick Fegan American Legion Post No. 83 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8455 took place at the cemetery.
The memorial included music by the award-winning Joliet American Legion Band, speeches from re-enactors Max Daniels and Mary Daniels portraying Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln and the raising of the American flag.
People fill the Woodstock Square for the Annual Woodstock VFW Post 5040 City Square Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade on Monday, May 29, 2023, in Woodstock.
Volunteers help former members of Johnsburg VFW Post 11496, which recently merged with Lake Villa VFW Post 4308, place flags on Friday, May 26, 2023, at the graves of over 150 veterans in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, in Johnsburg.
DeKalb observed Memorial Day Monday with a parade and ceremony to honor military service members who gave their lives in service to our country.
Sycamore observed Memorial Day Monday with a parade to honor those who died in service to our country.
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A number of ceremonies will be held throughout Will County on Memorial Day to honor fallen members of the military.
DeKalb County area veterans group, cities and organizers have set events throughout the county for Memorial Day May 27. The events are a chance for community members and veterans to honor those who’ve died in service to the country.
The New Bedford Royal Neighbors Camp 1491 will host a Memorial Day Service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 4 at the Greenville Fairfield Union Cemetery in Tampico.
Check out some of the best photos captured by Daily Chronicle photographers during the week of May 29 through June 3.
We've got photos from Monday's Memorial Day services in Princeton here